Episode #1: Paul Downton: Kent Director, England Manager & World Cup Finalist

Kent Cricket Podcast

07-11-2023 • 1 hr 16 mins

Paul Downton:

For the very first episode of the revamped Kent Cricket Podcast, the show welcomes retiring Kent Director of Cricket, Paul Downton. In an extended listen, Paul provides a comprehensive insight into his varied career. From the trials of being ECB managing director, to what it was like being captained by the fabled Asif Iqbal.

The episode begins with a discussion about Paul’s playing days. Battling it out with (and learning from) celebrated keepers in Bob Taylor and, Kent favourite, Alan Knott. Playing in the 1987 World Cup Final, and what it was like touring with some of England’s most legendary characters.

The interview moves on to talking about Paul’s time working in cricket administration. The tests of taking over as boss of the ECB, during one of the organisation’s most tumultuous periods – post the infamous Ashes whitewash tour of Australia in 2013/14 – and he reveals the story behind his appointment as Kent’s first Director of Cricket.

The conversation took part on a very special day, Paul’s last at Kent. This is one that not only all Kent fans, but all English cricket fans shouldn’t miss!

We’re excited to announce the return of the Christmas Carvery, an invitation extended to all Members and supporters of Kent Cricket, at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on Monday 4 December. Traditionally reserved for Members of the Club in years past, this edition will see the invitation once again extended to the Club’s supporters, as well as Members, as a thank you for the loyal support shown towards Kent in the 2023 season. For more information click here https://www.kentcricket.co.uk/event/kent-cricket-christmas-carvery-2023/

You can get entry to every single scheduled home match next season by becoming a Kent Member for 2024 – to find out more go to https://www.kentcricket.co.uk/membership/ – gift options are available for the festive season, so go get your membership now!

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